Programmes

Programmes Options Offered

First Option

5.0 hours per day, five days a week.

Second Option

2.5 hours per day, five days a week.

Either starting at 8:00 or 10:30 and is subject to availability of time slots.
Note that this option is only available for children who are not completing a formal curriculum (Grade R and up).
All programs are conducted in English. Afrikaans may be considered as a medium of instruction in special circumstances and depending on resources available.

Programme Ratios

We have found the optimal ratio to be 3 students to 1 tutor and 1 assistant as this enables the tutor to conduct work with one student whilst the other two students work with the assistant to improve gross motor, social and play skills.

Why do we offer different options?

We decided to offer different options to cater for the diverse requirements of children
(Some children are very young and therefore require less hours per day or are higher functioning and in mainstream schools and may require just a little bit extra). Furthermore, family budgets differ.

What do our programmes include?

We offer holistic programmes which are tailored to fit each child’s individual needs with regards to delays, impairments and strengths across different domains.

We are trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA), yet we also offer other therapies that are required to best fit the child’s needs i.e. Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Language for Learning, Touch Maths, Connecting Maths, Reading Mastery, Kaufman speech and language. Children’s social skills are also accelerated as specific activities are designed and practiced on a daily basis requiring children to interact with one another, facilitated by the tutors.

We work hand in hand with all therapies that the child is involved in e.g. Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. The Speech and Occupational Therapists form an integral part of the team we build around each student and are therefore included in our meetings with parents, thus ensuring all goals from all the various disciplines are included in the child’s programme at LUC Academy. (We also have our own Speech Therapist and Occupational therapist at LUC Academy who are available for sessions.)

Quarterly feedback meetings between tutors and parents (one hour) ensuring parents are fully up to date with their child’s progress and to ensure that all skills taught at the centre are also generalised in the home environment.

Regular assessments, including the VB-MAPP (Verbal Behaviour Milestones Assessment and Placement Programme) created by Dr Mark L. Sundberg, and early childhood development skills such as fine motor, gross motor, and social skills. Children who are enrolled for curriculums (Grade R and up) follow the curriculum guide lines and are assessed accordingly.

All materials required for your child’s program are supplied by the Centre (we continue to import materials from the USA, as well as the latest curriculums used to teach writing, language, and literacy and numeracy skills).

Our programs exclude daily snacks or any electronic equipment, such as iPads or other tablets.
Reports are issued at the end of each term.

Admission Process

We enrol children throughout the year

The process that we follow is as follows:

Send a whatsapp message to 066 254 3757 or email to michele@lucacademy.co.za to setup an appointment to visit us,
to view the facilities and to meet the staff. We are able to accommodate visits from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 13:00.

If you are happy with what we are able to offer, we then do a 3 to 5 day trial (free of charge) to confirm whether placement would be suitable.

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